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Alex Emil Stenzel Funeral Sermon - John 11:17–27 July 23rd 2021 / Christ Jesus the Resurrection and the Life

Alex Emil Stenzel Funeral Sermon - John 11:17–27 July 23rd 2021 / Christ Jesus the Resurrection and the Life

Alex Stenzel Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Friday July 23rd 2021: Season of Pentecost / John 11:17–27 "Christ Jesus the Resurrection and the Life" Now when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two...


Jesus Speaks, Listen / Mark 5:21-43 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday June 27th 2021 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Jesus Speaks, Listen / Mark 5:21-43 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday June 27th 2021 / Season Of Pentecost / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday June 27th 2021: Season of Pentecost / Mark 5:21-43 "Jesus Speaks, Listen" And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about Him, and He was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of...


Harold Huber Funeral Sermon - John 14:1-7 June 19th 2021 / At Home in Christ

Harold Huber Funeral Sermon - John 14:1-7 June 19th 2021 / At Home in Christ

Funeral Sermon for Harold Huber - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Saturday June 19th 2021: Season of Pentecost / John 14:1-7 "At Home in Christ" “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would...


Elsie Freida Biesenthal Funeral Sermon - Psalm 121 June 18th 2021 / The LORD is Your Keeper

Elsie Freida Biesenthal Funeral Sermon - Psalm 121 June 18th 2021 / The LORD is Your Keeper

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Friday June 18th 2021: Season of Pentecost / Psalm 121 "The LORD is Your Keeper"           I lift up my eyes to the hills.                    From where does my help come?           My help comes from the LORD,                    who...


Erna Manz Graveside Service Sermon - John 11:25 / June 12th, 2021 / “Though you have losses, yet you shall still receive”

Erna Manz Graveside Service Sermon - John 11:25 / June 12th, 2021 / “Though you have losses, yet you shall still receive”

Text: John 11:25Theme: “Though you have losses, yet you shall still receive”____________________________ Intr – A funeral makes us think about loss. We lose someone we love, and grief and sadness might be our partners for the next so many days, months, or even years. And when we think about...


"Out of His Mind; and right beside you" / Mark 3:20-35; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4 and 5 / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday, June 6th 2021 / 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

"Out of His Mind; and right beside you" / Mark 3:20-35; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4 and 5 / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday, June 6th 2021 / 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Text: Mark 3:20-35; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4Theme: “Out of His Mind and beside You”___________________________Intr  - “Italian artist Salvatore Garau recently auctioned an invisible sculpture for 15,000 euros ($18,300). The sculpture's initial price was set between 6,000 and 9,000 euros; however,...


Arnie Johnson Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23, John 14 / June 1st, 2021 / The Beautiful Picture

Arnie Johnson Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23, John 14 / June 1st, 2021 / The Beautiful Picture

Text: John 14/Psalm 23 Theme: “The beautiful Picture”___________________________Intr – Since Arnie lived with us on this side of Heaven for almost nine decades I’m sure you know a lot about his life time, preferences, and many aspects of his life, some of them highlighted by pastor Parker...


Nicholas "Nick" Petz Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23, John 14 / May 26th, 2021 / Precious Cargo

Nicholas "Nick" Petz Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23, John 14 / May 26th, 2021 / Precious Cargo

Text: John 14/Psalm 23Theme: Precious Cargo___________________________Intr – For many years in his life Nick was a truck driver. Among many others beautiful gifts he received from God for his life walk – his family, his parents, his grandchildren, to name a few – he received that...


Mary Elizabeth Fiissel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 27 April 27th 2021 / A Life Built on the Rock

Mary Elizabeth Fiissel Funeral Sermon - Psalm 27 April 27th 2021 / A Life Built on the Rock

Funeral Sermon for Mary Elizabeth Fiissel - Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Tuesday April 27th 2021: Season of Easter / Psalm 27:1, 4-5, 7-8, 13-14 "A Life Built on the Rock"           The LORD is my light and my salvation;                    whom shall I fear?          ...


The annoying Teaching / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday April 25th 2021 / 4th Sunday of Easter / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

The annoying Teaching / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday April 25th 2021 / 4th Sunday of Easter / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

  Text: Acts 4.1-12; John 10:11-16; 1 John 3; Psalm 23Theme: “The annoying teaching” ___________________________ Intr – What type of things usually annoy you? Hypocrisy, Lies? A bad hair day, an ingrown nail; a Rider’s loss at home?         There may be some more serious or less serious than...


Grace and Mercy / John 19:38–42 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Friday April 2nd 2021 / Good Friday Holy Week / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Grace and Mercy / John 19:38–42 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Friday April 2nd 2021 / Good Friday Holy Week / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Good Friday April 2nd 2021: Holy Week Season of Lent / John 19:38–42 "Grace and Mercy" After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of...


Our Humble King and Christ / Zechariah 9:9, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14-15 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday March 28th 2021 / Palm Sunday Holy Week / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Our Humble King and Christ / Zechariah 9:9, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14-15 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday March 28th 2021 / Palm Sunday Holy Week / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion March 29th 2021: Season of Lent / Zechariah 9:9, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14-15 "Our Humble King and Christ" Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of...


Oswald Herman Neu Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 March 17st 2021 / I Will Fear no Evil

Oswald Herman Neu Funeral Sermon - Psalm 23 March 17st 2021 / I Will Fear no Evil

Funeral Sermon for Oswald Herman Neu - Graveside Service at the Southey Cemetery / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Wednesday March 17th 2021: Season of Lent / Psalm 23 "I Will Fear no Evil."           The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.                     He makes me lie down in...


Look and Live / Numbers 21:4–9 & John 3:14-16 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday March 14th 2021 / Lent / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Look and Live / Numbers 21:4–9 & John 3:14-16 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday March 14th 2021 / Lent / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday March 14th 2021: Season of Lent / Numbers 21:4–9 & John 3:14-16 "Look and Live" Numbers 21:4–9 – The Bronze Serpent From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on...


Anne Thurm Funeral Sermon - Psalm 139:1-18 December 29th 2020 / Awake My Friend, Life Awaits You

Anne Thurm Funeral Sermon - Psalm 139:1-18 December 29th 2020 / Awake My Friend, Life Awaits You

Funeral Sermon for Anne Thurm Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Tuesday December 29th 2020: Season of Christmas / Psalm 139:1–18 "Awake My Friend, Life Awaits You."           O LORD, you have searched me and known me!           You know when I sit down and when I...


Gordon Wills Funeral Sermon - Romans 8:18–39 November 23rd 2020 / Together in Christ Jesus

Gordon Wills Funeral Sermon - Romans 8:18–39 November 23rd 2020 / Together in Christ Jesus

Gordon Wills Funeral Sermon Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Monday November 23rd 2020: Season of Pentecost / Romans 8:18–39 "Together in Christ Jesus" For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to...


What Ends and What Continues in the End / Matthew 25:31–46 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday November 22nd 2020 / Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

What Ends and What Continues in the End / Matthew 25:31–46 / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday November 22nd 2020 / Last Sunday of the Church Year / Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Pr. Ted A. Giese / Sunday November 22nd 2020: Last Sunday of the Church Year / Matthew 25:31–46 "What Ends and What Continues in the End" “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Before Him...


Encouraging with The Teaching, II / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday November 15th 2020 - / 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Encouraging with The Teaching, II / Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday November 15th 2020 - / 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11Theme: Encouraging with the Teaching - II ___________________________ Intr – Last week we talked about encouraging people, and we heard that Paul encourages the Thessalonians by teaching doctrine. That is, knowing the Word of God is great encouragement to our faith....


Encouraging with The Teaching, I /Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday November 8th 2020 - / 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Encouraging with The Teaching, I /Sermon / Pr. Lucas Andre Albrecht / Sunday November 8th 2020 - / 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Theme: Encouraging with Teaching - I ___________________________ Intr – How do you encourage people in your daily life? Words, cards, phone calls are options. Sometimes even by not saying a word but just being there for them.          Paul is encouraging Christians...


Mary Wirth Funeral Sermon - Eccl 3:1-2 October 27th 2020 / A Time to be born... A Time to Die

Mary Wirth Funeral Sermon - Eccl 3:1-2 October 27th 2020 / A Time to be born... A Time to Die

Mary Wirth…Nov 5, 1933 – Oct 22, 2020A Time to be born...A Time to Die. Eccl 3:1-2 by Rev. Irwin Pudricky Dear members of the Wirth family, relatives and friends. Today we remember and mourn the death of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and dear friend. From a...